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Schubert & the Violin

December 21, 2013

Over the next few weeks, I will be announcing details of ‘Schubert & the Violin’. This will be a long-term project of performances, recordings, research and writing looking at Schubert through his long term involvement with the violin.  In the past, I have done a lot of work (recording and performing) the early ‘concertante’ works […]

David Gorton/John Dowland-a collaboration

December 11, 2013

Composer David Gorton is moving towards a large-scale work for strings, rooted in the Lachrymae  of John Dowland. To begin the process, he has arranged this work, and Byrd and Randall’s take on it for strings. I have then made a ‘next step’ throwing Dowland and Gorton into the same space, collapsing material from David’s Caprices and […]

-Erme Plain-Stalldown Barrow-Clitter-

December 5, 2013

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-‘Ugborough Moor-Erme Plain-Stalldown Barrow-Clitter-Sharp Tor’ Workshop Recording 5 12 13 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Hillfield-Cosdown-Hound Tor(s)-the great silence-River Taw-Ivy Tor   Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stone Row/Stone Circle    

Nigel Clarke-Collaboration and inspiration

December 5, 2013

5th December 2013Nigel Clarke’s Cornet Concerto – Mysteries of the Horizon has won a prestigious 2013 British Composers Award. Feeling a little proud of my longest friend/collaborator, whom I first bullied for a piece ‘Parnassus’ in my second year at RAM. Here’s an overview of the resulting works-two string ensemble works, two violin concertos, and […]

Facing Enlightenment-Event at the British Museum

November 26, 2013

British Museum – Enlightenment Gallery 13th December 2o13630pm  Music by David Gorton, Matteis, Walther, Sadie Harrison, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Rousseau… Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin with Julian Perkins-Harpsichord and Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violin, Diana Mathews-Viola, Lucy Railton-Cello Facing Enlightenment: ‘Peter Sheppard Skaerved has been commissioning composers to write works for the Enlightenment Gallery since 2006, reflecting on the challenge which […]

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna Ayama

November 25, 2013

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna AyamaWorld Premiere Keele University Theatre 20/11/13 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)  

Materials for talk. 25/11/13

November 25, 2013

Telemann (New Fantasies), Telemann Old Fantasies Tartini Finnissy/Civilisation Finnissy/Grieg Gorton Henze /Byrd Matthews/Beethoven Beethoven/Beynon

“Naked” instruments: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922)

November 23, 2013

“Naked” instruments: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922) Neil Heyde and Peter Sheppard Skærved LINK TO CONCERT RECORDING Neil Heyde and Peter Sheppard Skærved discuss Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922) in historical context

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 & D major Konzertstück D345

November 22, 2013

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio – Allegro Giusto Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Director (WE Hill & Sons 1903) Parnassus Ensemble of London (1993 performance)  

Denmark

November 18, 2013